March 6, 1960: Art Blakey hits "The Big Beat" for Blue Note Records.The Jazz Messengers lineup of Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, Jymie Merritt, and Art Blakey record The Big Beat.
- The Chess Players
- Sakeena's Vision
- Dat Dere
- Lester Left Town
- It's Only A Paper Moon
More facts on this day:
Bassist Red Callender born in Haynesville, VA.
Trumpeter Howard McGhee born in Tulsa, OK.
Guitarist Wes Montgomery born in Indianapolis, IN.
Duke Ellington records "Ko-Ko" and "Jack, The Bear."
Reeds player Peter Broetzmann born in Remscheid, Germany.
Trumpeter, composer and bandleader Palle Mikkelborg born in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Trumpeter Charles Tolliver born in Jacksonville, FL.
Alto sax player Robin Kenyatta born in Moncks Corner, SC.
Vocalist Flora Purim born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Miles Davis' last session for Blue Note Records.
Art Blakey hits "The Big Beat" for Blue Note Records.
Herbie Hancock plays a studio session for Blue Note Records.